"We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us."
2 Corinthians 5:20
As members of Christ’s Community, we are called to be ambassadors! Hospitality is an attitude of stewardship that connects people to the life of our church. To be welcoming is one of the most important calls that Christ gives His church. We are the front door.
The Welcoming Committee fulfills the mission of showing that Lourdes is a church that welcomes each person, whether a regular parishioner or visitor, by acknowledging them with a warm hello or an encouraging smile. This small, but important connection can make the difference in whether a person is a one-time visitor or returns to become an active member.
Below are the responsibilities of a greeter:
- No experience is necessary, only the willingness to connect with people once a month.
- Greeters are asked to arrive at minimum 15 minutes before the mass begins and remain at least 15 minutes after the mass ends.
- Before mass begins, a greeter will stand in the back of the church and greet anyone entering the church with a hello or good morning/good afternoon. A greeter will then hand them a missal and song book.
- Greeters at times answers routine questions regarding the church or mass schedule or ask another greeter to assist.
- Immediately after the mass, greeters collect the missal and song book from attendees as they leave the church and wish them a good day/weekend, etc.
- These books need to be restacked on the rolling bookcases.
- Greeters also look in the pews for any left behind books or bulletins in preparation for the next mass.
- Greeter's quarterly schedule is posted on Google Sheets AND placed on the bulletin board in the usher's room.
- This schedule is based on your availability.
- We hope you will join us when the pastor hosts a quarterly welcome gathering to allow all of us to build community.
Please contact Fr. Dominic for more information or to become part of this ministry. We would love to have you join us in this vital ministry of the parish.